Public Notices and Meetings

Public Notices

  • June 17, 2022

    CDFW’s Habitat Conservation Planning Branch’s would like to announce the availability of the draft Santa Cruz County Regional Conservation Investment Strategy (RCIS) for a 60-day public review and comment period, closing on August 16, 2022. This RCIS provides nonbinding guidance to advance the conservation of sensitive species, habitats, and other natural resources within Santa Cruz County. The draft Santa Cruz County RCIS and public comment instructions may be found on the RCIS documents web page.

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Public Meetings

Recreational Lobster Outreach Meeting
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, May 26, 2022 5:30 PM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, May 26, 2022 6:30 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Microsoft Teams Meeting

Description: CDFW staff will host a public meeting to gather early input on potential changes to recreational spiny lobster fishing regulations for the 2023-24 season. The changes address feedback received from the lobster fishing community and CDFW law enforcement and would simplify existing regulations and aid enforcement:

  • Simplifying and clarifying hoop net buoy marking requirements
  • Prohibiting hoop net fishing for any species during the 24 hours before the lobster opener
  • Moving the recreational opening time 12 hours earlier, so that the season opener will be at 6 p.m. on Friday evening
  • Cleaning up regulatory language for clarity and consistency

Please note that the potential regulation changes are being considered for the 2023-24 season, not for the upcoming 2022-2023 lobster fishing season that begins on Oct. 1. There will be additional opportunities for public comment before any decision.

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Teams Live virtual meeting

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Persons with disabilities needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the public meetings or other CDFW activities are invited to contact the Accessibility Coordinator at (916) 651-1214. Reasonable accommodation requests for facility and/or meeting accessibility should be received at least 21 days prior to the event. Requests for American Sign Language interpreters should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event, and requests for Real-Time Captioning should be submitted at least four weeks prior to the event. These timeframes are to help insure that the requested accommodation is met. If a request for an accommodation has been submitted but due to circumstances, is no longer needed, please contact the Accessibility Coordinator immediately.

Alternate formats of these documents will be made available upon request. If reasonable accommodation is needed, call CDFW at (916) 322-8911. The California Relay Service for the deaf or hearing-impaired can be utilized from TDD phones at (800) 735-2929.